Please Note: Temporary Home Page

Given the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, this site's home page is temporarily set to this Emergency Business Task Force page. If you wish to return to the default home page, visit

The Mission of the Hudson Development  Corporation Emergency Task Force is to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and resources necessary to assist and guide the business and hospitality industries and to protect the quality of life in the city of Hudson.

The HDC Task Force has engaged community members with expertise in the areas that will be critical to having the most powerful and effective results; these include business, finance, manufacturing, city government, hospitality, real estate, the cultural arts, and human services.

The goal of the HDC Emergency Task Force is to provide forward thinking solutions that designed to do the most it can for the Hudson’s  economy and its citizens. The Task Force wants Hudson to emerge from the COVID – 19 Crisis as soon as possible, and better than before.

To get underway HDC has established Four Task Forces:
Business:  Phil Forman
-Service providers

Emergency Task Response: Monica Byrne

Hospitality:   Paul Barrett & Kristan Keck
-Food Service

Quality of Life:  Nick Haddad
-Real Estate
 Property Owners

Culture: Seth Rogovoy
 The Arts
 Historic Venues

COVID- 19 Helpful Links for Hudson Businesses and Residents

The City of Hudson Website is being updated regularly with information for local residents.

Columbia County Economic Development Development has a dedicated page with Resources and Information for Business Owners:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also has a dedicated page for general updates for NY State:

Creative Economy: Helpful Links for Artists

Covid 19- and Freelance Artist Resources

Artist Relief Fund

New York Foundation for the Arts

Other Financial Assistance:

Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines
Emergency Funds for Writers
Emergency Funds for Visual Artists
Emergency Funds for Musicians

Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Loans

As part of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill (CARES Act) passed on March 27, New York State nonprofits and other small businesses are eligible for a number of relief benefits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Information about these programs is available on the Empire State Development website. Nonprofits are strongly encouraged to Apply Now as funding is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Key programs include:

Legal Assistance

Helbraun Levey, a law firm servicing some of our local businesses has compiled a directory of helpful links in regards to Coronavirus and Legal Questions.